Adapted Digital Technologies: Foundation – Level 6 Document @ccoffa
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EXEMPLARS from AusCurriculum
Content descriptors from VIC Curriculum
Foundation – Level 2
Levels 3 and 4
Levels 5 and 6
Focuses on the hardware, software and network components of digital systems. Students initially learn about a range of hardware and software, and progress to an understanding of how data are transmitted between components within a system, and how the hardware and software interact to form networks.
Work sample - Satisfactory Level 2 - Systems
(as simple as writing a word doc and printing it)
Work Sample - Satisfactory Level 4 - Systems
Work Sample - Satisfactory Level 6 - Systems
Focuses on the properties of data, how they are collected and represented, and how they are interpreted in context to produce information. Students learn how data are represented and structured symbolically for use by digital systems, as well as techniques for collecting, managing and organising data that is used to solve problems and create and communicate ideas and information. CSER Video on Data and types of Data
Examine how whole numbers are used as the basis for representing all types of data in digital systems
Collect, explore and sort data, and use digital systems to present the data creatively
Acquire, store and validate different types of data and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information
Independently and with others create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments eg blogs
Individually and with others, plan, create and communicate ideas and information safely, applying agreed ethical and social protocols
Plan, create and communicate ideas, information and online collaborative projects, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols
Explores the interrelated processes and associated skills by which students create digital solutions. Students engage in the four processes of analysing, designing, developing and evaluating. Creating Digital Solutions requires skills in using digital systems and computational, design and systems thinking, and interacting safely by using appropriate technical and social protocols.
Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements, drawing on previously solved problems to identify similarities
Design a user interface for a digital system, generating and considering alternative design ideas
Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (art and Scratch)
Jam Sandwich (debugging)
Develop simple solutions as visual programs
Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs
Explain how student-developed solutions and existing information systems meet current and future community and sustainability needs
By the end of Level 2, students identify how common digital systems are used to meet specific purposes.
Students use digital systems to represent simple patterns in data in different ways and collect familiar data and display them to convey meaning.
Students design solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions. They create and organise ideas and information using information systems and share these in safe online environments.
By the end of Level 4, students describe how a range of digital systems and their peripheral devices can be used for different purposes.
Students explain how the same data sets can be represented in different ways. They collect and manipulate different data when creating information and digital solutions. They plan and safely use information systems when creating and communicating ideas and information, applying agreed protocols.
Students define simple problems, and design and develop digital solutions using algorithms that involve decision-making and user input. They explain how their developed solutions and existing information systems meet their purposes. (SEE BELOW EXAMPLE
By the end of Level 6, students explain the functions of digital system components and how digital systems are connected to form networks that transmit data.
Students explain how digital systems use whole numbers as a basis for representing a variety of data types. They manage the creation and communication of ideas, information and digital projects collaboratively using validated data and agreed protocols.
Students define problems in terms of data and functional requirements and design solutions by developing algorithms to address the problems. They incorporate decision-making, repetition and user interface design into their designs and develop their digital solutions, including a visual program. Students explain how information systems and their developed solutions meet current and future needs taking sustainability into account.
Learning sequence from Hub
Khan Academy Video Number systems and Binary
Definition : Algorithm with examples at all stages
Code.org ideas on Algorithms
Graph Paper Programming - Code.org
CSER PINTEREST BOARD https://au.pinterest.com/edresearch/algorithms/
Curriculum should be introduced through Project based learning (Preferred futures overlaying the entire curriculum)
DigiTech Word Wall
Maker Resources DET
Intro to Coding - Computational Thinking - Dr Rebecca Vivian - Webinar